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Tortoise born with two heads

Tortoise born with two heads
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DORCHESTER, England, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A longtime tortoise-owner in Great Britain has a unique pet, a young two-headed tortoise he has named Solomon and Sheba.

John Jones of Dorchester in the county of Dorset told the Sun newspaper the double-headed animal is unlike anything else he has seen in 55 years of raising tortoises.

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The tortoise appears to have two brains, since the heads sometimes try to go in different directions and sometimes pick at the same lettuce leaf. He has given it a double-barreled name for that reason and says he is unsure if the tortoise is male or female.

The tortoise was born two months ago, last of a clutch of 14 eggs to hatch.

The Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise is the turtle equivalent of conjoined twins.

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